Wahab Riaz appointed as Punjab's sports minister
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Pakistan’s star pacer Wahab Riaz has been appointed as caretaker sports minister of Punjab, it emerged on Thursday.
Riaz, who is currently representing Khulna Tigers at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, will take over in due course.
“After reviewing my past couple of years’ performances in red-ball cricket and the upcoming limited-overs cricket, I have decided to take time off from first-class cricket.
“During this period, I will like to focus on 50-over and 20-over cricket, and continue to access my fitness for the longer version of the game. At a stage I feel I cannot only return but also perform with the red-ball, I would make myself available,” he had added.
The left-arm bowler has taken 237 wickets for Pakistan in 156 international games across all formats. It is pertinent to mention here that the 37-year-old bowler was a member of the national team that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.